An unwritten rule is that no one goes into journalism for the money. Oh sure, you have your syndicated columnists, such as George Will, who generate seven-figure incomes, but by and large, the members of the Fourth Estate earn relatively modest incomes — compared to, say, those on Wall Street — doing what they love to do.

But despite my two-plus decades in this profession, I seldom cease to be amazed at reading about some of the pay packages bestowed upon America’s titans of industry.

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